Brno has long been a city with intriguing architecture, specifically its variety of Functionalist buildings that have garnered the city with an international reputation as a haven for lovers of architecture and design. Look deeper into the past and you will find a charming Central European city filled with an array of sights and attractions. Whether you are a fan of history or architecture, Brno has many attractions to offer. One only has to wander about town in order to see a variety of architectural eras in Brno’s lovely facades, buildings, and squares. Brno has been the talk of Central Europe for a while now, and it’s easy to see why. It is a pretty city with many architectural gems and cultural institutions to explore, and it’s the capital city of Moravia and the gateway to the Czech Republic’s wine region. Have a look at our list of sights in Brno; all of the Brno attractions are conveniently presented with descriptions, photographs, maps and contact information.  

Špilberk Castle

Dating back to the 13th century, Brno's Špilberk Castle sits perched atop a hill, overlooking the city below. This old fortress was completed by King Přemysl Otakar II. of Bohemia as the seat of the Moravian military governors in the middle of the 14th century. Dominating the skyline of the city of Brno for centuries, this old fortress has a deep d...

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Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul

Situated on Petrov Hill the dramatic Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul is the iconic symbol of the city of Brno. This gorgeous national cultural monument is one of the most important structures in South Moravia; featuring 84 meter high imposing towers it is truly an unforgettable sight. Originally on the site of the current cathedral there was a...

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Tugendhat Villa

The Tugendhat Villa, a marvel and masterpiece of modern architecture is located in the Moravian city of Brno. This iconic villa, designed by famous architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was built between the years of 1928 – 1930 for the couple Fritz and Greta Tugendhat. The villa was constructed from an iron framework that enabled the residential str...

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Reduta Theater

Situated in Brno on the city's oldest square, Zelný trh (translates to Vegetable Market) is the Reduta Theater. Originally known in Renaissance times as the Taverna Theater, this splendid building is the oldest theater in Central Europe. It is of interest to note that child prodigies Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his sister performed at the Taverna T...

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Moravian Museum

Visit the lovely city of Brno today and experience the varied history of this area at the impressive Moravian Museum. Founded in July of 1817 by decree of Emperor Francis I, this institution is second in size only to the National Museum in Prague. Today the museum boasts a variety of several million objects; this valuable scientific material repres...

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Adam Gallery

Adam Gallery is one of the best independent contemporary art galleries in the Czech Republic. Located in Brno, Adam Gallery is focused on showcasing contemporary paintings and art objects by Czech and international artists, and has over the years simultaneously created an impressive collection of Czech and Central European paintings from the 80s an...

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Brno Ossuary

Interested in Europe's more macabre sights? If so, Brno will surely not disappoint with its large underground ossuary. Situated partially under the Church of St. James, the evocative ossuary was made known today, or rediscovered, only in 2001 during an archaeological survey done before the renovation of Jakubské Square. It is of vast interest to no...

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Brno Exhibition Center

Established in 1928, the convention center based in Brno, Czech Republic is one of the largest in Europe and plays host to multiple international conventions annually. With 15 exhibition halls and an abundance of outdoor space, the center has a maximum daily capacity of 60,000; the Brno Exhibition Center occupies a site on 667,000 square meters. Th...

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Stiassny Villa

Located in Brno is the Stiassny Villa, yet another marvel of Functionalist style architecture in this intriguing city. The villa, designed by architect Ernst Wiesner in 1927, is a great example of the simple sleek beauty of Functionalism. Created for textile industrialist Alfred Stiassny and his wife Hermine, the spacious L-shaped villa sits on a l...

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Moravian Bank

Erected from 1928 -1930 on Náměstí Svobody (Freedom Square) in the Moravian city of Brno, the Moravská banka (Moravian Bank) is a great example of the pure sleek style of Functionalism. Created by architects Bohuslav Fuchs and Ernst Wiesner, this reinforced concrete structure is divided vertically into several different functional zones: undergroun...

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Hotel Avion

Situated in the center of the lovely city of Brno is the historic Hotel Avion. This gem of Functionalist architecture is intriguing due to it's sleek modern design, as well as the fact that it is a very narrow building – it was constructed on land with a frontage of only 8 meters. The Hotel Avion was designed by architect Bohuslav Fuchs (1895 – 197...

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